Data Entry Operator Salary

Earnings for Data Entry Operators in the United States come in at around $12.26 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.57 per hour on the low end to $16.79 on the high end. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While approximately one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Data Entry Operators making up 74 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,812 - $46,163
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,559
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$9.57 - $16.79
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,812 - $46,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,085  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,205 - $39,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $16.79  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $25.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,205 - $39,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 514
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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Operator


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Data Entry Operators sometimes assume positions such as Office Managers. That role pays $38K per year on average. The most common next step for a Data Entry Operator is to become an Administrative Assistant or a Data Entry Specialist. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Operator


Data Entry Operators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Typing, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people who know Data Entry also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Data Entry Operators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $27K. Data Entry Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. Data Entry Operators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $30K.

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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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